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, like the distance between the nation of afghanistan and the air force base in the u.s. state of nevada. drones come in various shapes, sizes and weights. they are used for surveillance, disablement, and killing. and drones are increasingly ubiquitous. there are 64 drone bases spread across the united states alone, and the u.s. has other drone installations across the planet. africa is increasingly a drone base environment. a newly authorized site in the nation of niger will become the sixth u.s. drone base in africa, joining one in morocco, senegal, uganda, and a permanent one in djibouti. u.s. drone attacks ordered by obama have spiked particularly in yemen, somalia, afghanistan, and notably pakistan where over 360 drone strikes over the nine years, 2004 to 2013, have killed over 3,000 people. this data is not classified. and not even secret. but it is troubling. so troubling that the u.n. has just decided to launch an investigation on the impacts of drone strikes on thousands of civilians. question. will the u.n. human rights council rule that drone use violates international law do
's all according to one official. last year they got a memo saying the government can kill u.s. citizens abroad if they're trying to harm other americans. >>> marylanders sound off. the brown gun legislation started off debates today. our ken molestina is live in rockville where a town hall meeting on the issue just wrapped up. what did you find out? >> reporter: well, it was a packed house here at the town hall meeting. of course the lieutenant governor anthony brown on hand to talk about his proposal. and i'll tell you something, just based on my observation, it seems like more people came out to speak against this proposal than in favor of it. >> and by and large, while i appreciate the effort, i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> we applaud the courage for proposing common sense gun laws. >> reporter: both sides of the gun debate showed up to speak directly to one of the men spear heading a new legislation proposal. the lieutenant governor anthony brown. >> we have debate happening in indianapolis. but our goal is to improve the quality of life and to reduce crime. >> reporte
through it right and appropriately protect any u.s. person information we come across and focus on the foreign intelligence. and again remember, nsa is part of the intelligence community right but their mission in the intelligence world is foreign intelligence. that operative word is foreign. >> right but that information also does get tans translated -- translated to folks locally who can deal with it. the fbi and other organizations for example. what -- mechanisms do you have from compliance -- are there any mechanism that is also like reach out to the other agencies for example in how you sort of coordinate your role compared with i mean -- you know we have 18 or so intelligence agencies. which obviously the director of national intelligence was created to sort of streamline. what's the connection you have maybe with the other intelligence organizations that exist across governments? >> sure. again kind of going back@rules i always -- to the rules, as a compliance person you start with the rules right? because we're kind of like the rules coaches. we're there to help people u
>> pelley: tonight, you don't have mail. the u.s. postal service announces cuts affecting every mailbox. nancy cordes has the story. what's the biggest threat to america? the outgoing defense secretary leaves a stark warning. >> it would have one hell of an impact on the united states of america. >> pelley: we may have the ingredients for the biggest winter snowstorm yet this season. david bernard fills us in on when, where, and how much. and as the nation debates gun sales, one police unit in california is taking guns away from those who shouldn't have them. john blackstone there. >> when you're going to take their guns, they're not happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds-- unless it's saturday. the u.s. postal service added that qualification to its legendary motto today. the service is broke and it will drop saturday mail delivery in august. the troubles of the postal service are as big
are building them to last. siemens, answers. >> theu.s.economyinthefourthquarte of. the u.s. economy in the fourth quarter of last year october, november, december contracted by 0. 1%. one-tenth of 1%. it was the first contraction in three years and it rattles financial markets. much of the slippage in gross domestic product, was due to what the u.s. federal reserves describes as quote weather related disruptions and other transitory facts unquote. the central bank is keeping monetary policy on hold. and says n worth of long-term securities a month, until there is a substantial improvement in the outlook for the labor market. also, the cut back in department of defense outlays, is likely to fuel concerns about the size of a slow down and the full economic fallout of the large quote unquote sequester cuts scheduled for a month from now, the start of march. the president's press secretary said this about the sequester. quote, across-the-board cuts to education, to research and development, would have repeat, would have, damaging effects on our economy and our long-term economic prospec
will announce that 34,000 troops will be home from afghanistan one year from today. that's roughly half of the u.s. forces in that country. the president is expected to outline his plan during tonight's state of the union address, but troop drawdown marks itself next -- the next phase of the president's plan. he wants to end the u.s.-led war in afghanistan by 2014. thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. >>> university of maryland students woke up to troubling news today. to of their fellow students are dead and a third student has been injured. plus are calling this a murder- suicide. it happened at their off campus housing in the 8700 block of 36th avenue after metzerott road in college park, maryland. delia goncalves has been covering this story all morning. she's live at the scene with the latest information. delia? >> reporter: jc, police are not yet identifying these three victims, but we can tell you that the third student, he's in the hospital right now expected to be okay. this is what we know happened. it was -- started insides the house with some kind of confrontation. it spilled out
police and u.s. officials are trying to figure out who was behind a deadly explosion at the u.s. embassy in turkey. those inside are safe but the suspected suicide bomber killed himself and a guard. tara mergener has more from the state department. >> reporter: paramedics rushed an injured woman to a waiting ambulance outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a side entrance to the heavily fortified embassy killing himself and a turkish guard. >> right now we're all dealing with our sadness at the loss of our fellow member of our embassy. we salute his bravery. >> reporter: the blast sent smoke and debris into the streets of turkey's capital city. police sealed off the area and are examining security camera footage. an official said they've identified two people who could be suspects. state department officials are calling the explosion a terrorist act and say they are working with turkish police on the investigation. so far there has been no claim of responsibility. investigators are looking at whether kurdish rebels or islamic milit
a majority of the u.s. senate has voted to confirm chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. the standoff over one of president obama's most contention nominations came to an end when senators put the nomination up for a full vote. republicans held up the vote in part because of their demands for more answers related to the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he will replace leon panetta. >> you heard about the debate over cell phones and whether they could cause cancer. you probably haven't heard about the steps a growing number of people that are worried about it are taking right now. kristin fisher is going to take us to a remote town in west virginia to meet some of those wireless refugees. >> eventually, seeing people using cellular phones may seem as common place as someone checking time on a watch. >> when cell phones first hit the u.s. market in the mid 80s, there were a few thousand subscribers. today, there are more cell phones than there are people. 322million. on top of that, 20 million americans now use wireless enabled laptops, tablets, modems, and tha
to the u.s. economy, to defense, to a whole list of things. >> defense is something that is definitely having some growing concerns. people keep asking the question, are we going to be safe if these cuts do in fact hit this year. the military is facing down $46 billion in defense spending cuts this year, most of that is due to sequestration which of course are those automatic spending cuts that will hit the federal government starting march 1 if congress doesn't act quickly to stop them. our partners at u.s.a. today obtained some of the planned cuts to the armed forces. they include the air force planning to cut aircraft maintenance by a third, support would be cut to more than 30 weapons systems. and the pentagon announced yesterday that the 5,000 crew members of the u.s.s. truman will be staying in norfolk and not deploying to the persian gulf saving hundreds of millions of dollars. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta spoke to u.s. d.a. about these concerns -- "u.s.a. today" about his concerns with these cuts. >> if something else came up in syria or mali or in libya, it wouldn't
to count on saturday mail delivery. but budget cuts are forcing the u.s. postal service to cut out saturday service. the post office says it will still deliver packages on saturday but letters and magazines will be limited to monday through friday. the move is expected to save $2 million a year but that's still short of the $16 million the postal service last last year alone. >>> maryland residents are speaking out in a big way about gun control in the free state. gun control legislation proposed by governor martin o'malley is raising passionate opposition statewide. >> yesterday in annapolis and rockville, gun control supporters and advocates spoke out about the bill and restrictions it will place on legal gun owners. ken molestina has more. >> i do not support the assault weapons ban. >> reporter: there were nays and yays. >> we applaud the courage of the o'malley-brown administration. >> reporter: both sides showed up on wednesday to speak directly to one of the men spearheading a new gun legislation proposal, the lieutenant governor anthony brown. >> we are debates happening on the gove
, white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its money on a man who became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the pofl service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit as lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team and now the justice department wants that money back and could seek total damages approaching $100 million. the lawsuit, first filed by armstrong's former teammate floyd landis in 2010, claims the team knowingly caused the united states postal service agreements to be violated by regularly employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance. that charge brought strong denials from
evans has the breaking news. a major withdrawal of u.s. forces from afghanistan. we'll preview the president's announcement which will come in tonight's state of the union. major garrett is at the white house. charlie d'agata in afghanistan. her parents will be with the first lady tonight. her alleged killers are in jail. dean reynolds on the shooting death of hadiya pendleton. and the taliban robbed afghanistan of its musical soul. but he is bringing it back. >> we can speak in a common language of humanity which is the language of music. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the most-wanted man in california, fired los angeles cop christopher dorner, appears to be surrounded tonight. he's holed up in a house in san bernardino county east of l.a. dorner was discovered by fish and game officers a little after noon local time today. there have been gun battles and two officers have been wounded. their condition is unknown. this is the sound of one of those gun battles recorded by our correspondent carter evans. (gu
's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that kick in march 1st. >> this is not a game. >> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says congress's avoidance of finding cuts is seriously damage america. >> they would degrade our ability to respond to crises precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> the idea behind sequestration was that the budget cuts would be so objectionable here on capitol hill that congress would agree on an alternative. that's proven to be easier said than done i fought to not have the sequester in the first place, but the president didn't want to have to deal with the debt limit again before his re-election. >> they passed budgets that are wholly objectionable to most americans. they didn't become law because of that, because they don't have the support of the american people. >> if washington can't agree on a plan, some economists say up to 1 million people could lose their jobs. now here on capitol hill, senate democrats are said to be close to legislat
from a newly declassified document that seems to provide legal rationale for the government to target u.s. abroad suspected of being terrorists without due process. this is an out growth of legislation from 9/11 and now there's an outcry from capitol hill and elsewhere that it goes too far. the white house is vigorously defending a justice department memo which says the administration can use drones to attack and kill american citizens working with terrorists. >> these strikes are legal. they're ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: the memo originally obtained by nbc news says killing a u.s. citizen who's a senior in al qaeda is lawful under three conditions. the suspect is to kill americans. it's not possible to capture him before the attack and it follows law and war principles but some on chile will concerned that it violates the constitutional right of american suspects to a trial by jury and on tuesday the white house press corps pushed obama on the issue. >> this is giving legal justification for killing american citizens without any trial. >> i would point you to the ample judi
debra alfarone got the results of the "u.s.a. today" ad meters. >> reporter: forget the battle of the super bowl, it's the battle ever the super model. now that i've got your attention, do you know which 2013 super bowl commercial ended up on top? there's only one real ranking, "u.s.a. today"'s ad meter. could i please stop standing next to these two? i'll show thu year's best and worst in a minute but first a little history. u.s. d.a. has been -- "u.s.a. today" has within ramping the ads for 25 years. this year thousands rated them online. remember this one? >> we are going to the super bowl. >> reporter: that was the first champ, an ad for american express in 1989. since then these have ranked big. >> humorous ads, entertaining ads, anything that's a little bit over the top or buzz worthy tend to do well. celebrities, animals, babies all do well. >> reporter: will they this year? well, first the bad. >> together they're perfect. >> reporter: this one people didn't like. now the top three. number three. >> god made a farmer. >> reporter: the farmer, an ad for dodge ram. number
milestone for the u.s. military in afghanistan. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days has passed with no american military deaths. >> meanwhile just eight days away from the automatic and dramatic budget cuts known as the sequester. >> how can there be cuts to the military. >> on our civilians, it will be catastrophic. >>> lance armstrong is refusing to reveal what he knows about doping. the cyclist will not be interviewed under oath. >>> they could become the latest high-tech craze. >> the new google glasses that allow you to snap photos with the blink of an eye. >>> this survivor dug out of the snow after an avalanche in colorado. >>> all that -- >> the second obama term is starting out with bangor two. >> michelle obama's formal portrait. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show?" when did that happen? >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 because she needed cigarettes. >> hello. i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911 because i r
forces are ready to replace american troops. but many ordinary afghans say the u.s. is leaving too soon. >> over the next year, another 34,000 american troops will come home from afghanistan. this drawdown will continue and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: president obama says the 11-year conflict is finally coming to a close. but as he put the finishing touches on his state of the union address, the war claimed another round of victims. afghan government officials say a nato air strike killed at least 10 civilians, half of them children, in the remote mountains of eastern afghanistan. killing the innocent while hunting insurgents has long made this conflict controversial. analysts say the country's violence will likely continue long after u.s. troops depart. >> i think what matters to them is getting their people out, getting their kids out, being able to talk about the victory but for afghans, that victory is continued war. >> reporter: the main task with bringing u.s. troops home is now general joseph doneford. he became the most senior ameri
the shooting by a security guard in the lobby of the family research council building. the u.s. attorney says if it weren't for the heroic actions of leo action, he would have gone on to kill a lot of people. he is scheduled to be sentenced april 29. >>> d.c. mayor, vince gray, will spend $100 million on affordable housing. that sounds like a lot of money, but housing advocates say the need is so much greater. >> $100 million in building and preserving 10,000 units of affordable housing. >> it may have been the biggest ovation since he took office, and phillips was there in the audience when the mayor announced he will spend $100 million on affordable housing. >> i jumped up to my feet and i said yes, yes. >> we're getting the help that we need and hard working individuals to do homeownership in the district. >> she works for the d.c. government, maryland is on disability, both live in southeast d.c., and each qualifies for up to $40,000 in homeowner subsidies after completing the nonprofit housing program. >> i've seen every neighborhood and redeveloped, which is a good thing. but the
the redskins name changed, expected to be heard next month at the u.s. patent and trademark office. in the meantime all this talk of a possible redskins name change, it is lighting up the wusa facebook page. one viewer writes can it not be it? and why is it hateful? because it is not. another facebooker says to leave it alone. not everything is racially motivated. another response, the native americans might see it a little differently. if you could have them call on the redskins that we could have a teen be called the n word. sounds fair. it is just a great derogatory term as they are to the african americans. want to join in on the conversations? you could do it any time. just log on to wusa9's facebook page. >>> the search is on for the body of the 2-year-old little girl. apparently carded away in the trash. her mother is now charged with murder. annapolis police arrested the 25-year-old chelsea booth early this morning. >> i'm scott broom in annapolis junction, maryland. where at this hour annapolis police are using dogs to try to find the body of a murdered toddler in hundreds
. >>> we begin with breaking news from u.s. district court regarding the federal case against former illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., and his wife. just moments ago, jackson entered a plea of guilty for misusing campaign funds for personal use. our bruce johnson joins us live. >> reporter: jc, we're here even though he's an illinois congressman, the name jesse jackson, the jesse jackson family is quite known in this country, almost royalty in the civil rights movement and in democratic circles. jesse jackson, jr., 47 years old, the disgraced resigned congressman from illinois was here in u.s. district court as you say a short time ago. he arrived with his attorney, entered a guilty plea inside federal court to wire and mail fraud and false statements charges. actually one charge, all of that was wrapped into a conspiracy charge. he's looking at more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000. now, legal experts don't expect him to get that much. they do expect him to do some prison time. you know he was treated for a bipolar disorder. we don't know how that will com
at least a year. >>> the merger of u.s. airways and united airlines will create the largest airway in the world. some analysts say you could be paying more. frequent flyer dean kempsly isn't sure what to expect when u.s. airways merges with american airlines. it will be the largest carrier in the world with more than 300 destinations in 56 countries. frequent flyers from both airlines should keep their miles, but some analysts think this may not be a sweetheart deal for passengers in the long run. >> consumers end up paying more for tickets in general. they have less convenience because typically during americaners there's cutbacks in flights. >> reporter: the new company will take the american name and a brand-new logo. the ceos of both airlines will stay on board. u.s. airways chief doug parker will take the top spot. >> we'll work together to make sure we have a good transition. >> reporter: the merger will bring major logistical challenges. recent union of united and continental led to a spike in consumer complaints. this is the fourth major airline merger since 2008. >> i t
the recommended sentence but she cannot make it longer. >>> u.s. officials are calling a suicide bomb attack on the u.s. embassy in turkey an act of terror. turkish officials believe the suspect belongs to a domestic militant group. >> reporter: the explosion blew off a door of the u.s. embassy in angora and threw debris into the streets of the turkish capital. a suicide bomber stopped at a security checkpoint killed himself and a turkish guard working for the embassy. >> the suicide bombing on the perimeter of the embassy is by definition a terrorist attack. >> reporter: police sealed off the area and are examining security camera footage. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but this is a photo of the suspect. turkey's interior minister said the bomber was linked to a domestic militant group. the state department is warning americans traveling and living in turkey to stay away from the embassy and other diplomatic offices until further notice. on her last day as secretary of state, hillary clinton said she spoke with the u.s. team in turkey. >> i told them how much we value
's taking place. >> they said they were aware in the months before the attack, u.s. ambassador chris stevens was worried about safety in libya. >> we never received a request to do, so number one snopa any ta argued that benghazi was just one of many u.s. outposts receiving threats. >> u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> the white house has provided few detailser the president actions the night of the benghazi attacks. panetta revealed he briefed him of the attack but the two did not speak again that night. >> are you surprised that the president of the united states didn't call you, defense secretary panetta, and say, how's it going? >> normally in these situations -- >> did he know the level of threat? >> let me finish the answer. we were deploying the forces. he knew we were deploying the forces. he was being kept -- >> i hate to interrupt you but we've got limited time. >> the president was well aware of what was going on. make no mistake about it. >> it's a sign that the president was disengaged.
the u.s. illegally dropped to a 40-year low. >> we've matched our successes at the border with smart, effective integration enforcement with a focus on identifying and removing criminal aliens and other public safety threats. >> president obama will meet with business and labor leader today hoping to convince them immigration reform will be good for the economy. >>> almost five months after the tragedy at a u.s. cons last ulat killed americans in libya, they voted to improve security overseas. the measure heads to the house. pla [ applause ]. >>> monday was john kerry's first day on the job as secretary of state. he joked about his predecessor, hillary clinton, saying he had big heels to fill. >>> public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. officials still aren't sure what caused the 34-minute blackout. according to the "new orleans times picayune," they're looking at equipment that controls the flow of electricity from the power company to the stadium. now it was part of a recent multimillion dollar upgrade. armen
files looking for leads. the u.s. embassy in ankara, turkey, came under attack today. a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint. a turkish security guard was also killed. the white house quickly called it a terrorist attack and holly williams is in the turkish capital tonight. >> reporter: the explosion rocked the quiet embassy district in turkey's capital. this shaky mobile phone footage shows the confusion in the immediate aftermath as bystanders rushed in to help the injured. the suicide bomber only got as far as the embassy's outside perimeter, stopped by turkish guards, he detonated his explosive device, killing himself and one of the guards. the blast was powerful enough to rip this heavy security door off its hinges and send debris flying, injuring several other embassy staff members. this woman, a turkish journalist, was seriously hurt. the american ambassador, francis ricciardone, visited the hospital where the casualties were treated and praised the security guard who lost his life. >> i've paid my respects to the family of the turkish hero who stood guard for
called the test highly provocative and said it threatens u.s. security and international peace. we have more from tokyo. good morning, lucy. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the u.n. security council is going to be holding an emergency session today on measures to deal with the north korean nuclear test. and here in japan, prime minister abe, of course, coming out strongly condemning this as a provocative act. he's called on his advisers to come up with possible unilateral sanctions that japan can't oppose. it was only two months ago that a missile was fired from north korea. it went over part of southern japan. so the concern is that this latest test moves north korea closer toward creating a nuclear weapon. hours after the underground blast was detected, north korea's government said it the result of a detonation of a miniaturized nuclear device. the test was in direct violation of the u.n. security council's orders for the north to shut down its nuclear program, and it could signal a major step forward for north korea's nuclear program. >> as a reason americans really should ca
bomber sets off blake killing himself and gird outside the u.s. embassy in -- a bomb killing himself and a guard outside the u.s. embassy in turkey. it did not damage the embassy itself. >>> on her last day on the job secretary of state hillary clinton speaking briefly on that attack in turkey. clinton says she's told the u.s. ambassador to turkey how much she values the team's service. the senate approved john kerry to take over her job earlier this week. >>> the dow closed over 14,000 today, the first time since want 7, all that despite the new un-- 2007, all that despite the new unemployment numbers which inched up a bit to 7.9%. one economist says it does make a psychological difference for smaller investors. >>> this morning's snow quickly giving way to sunshine and a whole lot of wind. topper shuttoins us now from the weather center. what's the rest of the night shaping up like? will this wind calm down? you better bundle up. the winds are going to diawara down, but the bad news -- to to die down. we're looking at temperatures downtown, 25. the high was 36 today, temps have don
he might die in office. >> u.s. secrets exposed. >> iran is claiming it has decoded footage from a downed u.s. drone. >> a surprising about-face from lance armstrong, now planning to cooperate with anti-doping officials. >> something you don't usually see. >> a spicy little guy. >> all that. >> hairks i just met you, this is crazy, but here's my number, call me maybe be. >> federal reserve says it has six wait calls temporary vulnerability which allows hackers to briefly breach one of its internal websites. >> they could have made off with as much as negative 14 trillion dollars. >> on "cbs this morning.." >> there ooh is a new smartphone app that lets you communicate with your plants. the app is called "i will die alone." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." 35 years ago today new england was digging out from the blizzard of '78, one of the biggest storms of the 20th century. forecasters say new englanders could see history repeat itself this weekend. >> a major snowstorm is passing through the great lakes. by friday night it could make travel nearly impos
to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning, it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of north korea's nuclear arsenal. >> if this is a uranium enrichment tes
will it mean? danielle nottingham has some answers. >> reporter: the u.s. postal service has delivered the mail under all conditions for the last 150 years, but it no longer has the money to keep delivering on saturday. the postmaster general announced the cost cutting schedule change today. >> i move to a five-day mail delivery and it reflects the change in market demand. we're simply not in a financial position where we can continue to maintain six-day delivery. >> reporter: letter carriers will no longer deliver first class mail on saturdays beginning in august, but not all saturday services are ending. packages, mail order medicines, priority and express mail will still go to homes and businesses. and post offices will keep their saturday hours. the postal service says its research shows most americans support the change. >> it will not make a big difference in my life. i think sometimes with the economy the way it is right now, people sort of have to do what they have to do. >> reporter: over the past six years, the postal service has lost $41 billion as more people switch from letters to
don't have enough ship to move refined products from port to port, so a place like the u.s. east coast is not getting gasoline necessarily as rapid of a pace from the gulf coast because the ships are too expensive to move it. >> reporter: one thing people can do to pay less at the pump is to drive more fuel efficient vehicles. but so far hire gas prices do not seem to be playing into the gas prices. in february the two top vehicles were pickup trucks. >> they're expected to plead guilty to charges they spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds for personal use. jay le vane of our chicago cbs team is live. good morning. >> good morning. what's expect are negotiated plea agreements signed by both jesse and jackie. they're now claiming a troubled marriage. wining and dining a washington restaurant hostess. went to jewelry, furs, other personal items including tens of personal items of bruce lee, martin luther king jr. and michael jackson memorabilia. only the congressman is charged with the actual conspiracy. jackson who has been diagnosed with a bipolar disorder considered an insanity d
the road. speaking of delays, it could create big ones at the airport. that according to the u.s. travel association. some republicans argue, that's all exaggerated. let's have our own bruce leshan sort it all out. >> nearly 2/3 of us already think flying is too much of a hassle. the u.s. travel association says the sequester is likely to smack us with even more headaches. >> completely unacceptable. we have to get it together. >> they are saying we can't prosecute them for a job not well done. >> travel experts say if the sequestered cuts go through, you could just see a sea of red on these airport messaging boards. delay, delay, delay. it could take you an hour to get through the tsa check points, two to three hours if you have to get through customs. >> is there any hope you'll solve this by friday? >> there's hope, there's optimism. people who say we can't do it. >> the transportation secretary says $689 million in faa cuts will force him to furlough employees, including air traffic controllers and safety inspectors. tsa workers will face seven days of furloughs. the travel as
say there's no cause for concern here in the u.s. but horse meat has been found in products labeled as beef in at least four countries. >>> after the break, how those automatic spending cuts could impact maryland, virginia, and d.c. >>> we are now just four days away until those $85 billion in automatic spending cuts kick in. the white house released a breakdown on how they say each side will be affected. joining us now is david jackson. he's live in northwest. david, thanks so much for joining us. let's talk about this breakdown and this was released by the obama administration. they say schools could lose about $533,000 and $1 million set aside for environmental protection would go away. >> education being the primary area where most of the cuts would fall. that's the area that president obama has been emphasizing the last several days. >> you take a look at maryland and you see the number is higher. schools can stand to lose $14 million and take a look at the defense cuts and get an idea how critical defense employees are going to feel this. 46,000 employees just in maryland wo
international airport before boarding his flight. he is among some 11 u.s. cardinals in the coming week to do a new vote on the pope. as surae chinn reports, he held sunday mass in northeast before leaving. >> you're going to need all the things we can get because this is a very important responsibility. >> parishioners and others sent prayers for the cardinal as he embarks on a world to elect a new pope. >> what has become the theme. >> reporter: he spent his last sunday mass before heading to rome honoring pope benedict xvi. >> and home to get the job done. and be open to the holy spirit. >> we are just here to give thanks to pope benedict xvi. >> reporter: the pope will step down on thursday as reasons for his retirement. some speculate the sex abuse scandal had something to do with it. >> i think that the new pope will be guided to just continue and to move us forward. >> reporter: he will be one of 117 who are eligible to participate in the conclave to find pope benedict xvi's successor. and he is asking everyone for prayers. >> i can't imagine how i will ever have to do anything as impo
, washington. >>> the u.s. travel association has launched a texting campaign urging congress to fix the sequester and warning that starting next week, travelers could be looking at big delays. some republicans say that is an exaggeration. bruce leshan continues our team coverage from reagan national. >> nearly 2/3 of us already think flying is too much of a hassle. the u.s. travel association says the sequester is likely to smack us with even more headaches. >> completely unacceptable. we have to get it together. >> they are saying we can't prosecute them for a job not well done. >> travel experts say if the sequester cuts go through, you could just see a sea of red on these airport messaging boards. delay, delay, delay. it could you an hour to get through the tsa check points, 2 to 3 hours if you have to get through customs. >> is there any hope you'll solve this by friday? >> there's hope, there's optimism. people that say we can't do it. >> the transportation secretary says r 689 says $689 million in faa cuts will force them to layoff employees. tsa workers will face seve
, it was not only meant by the u.s. public health service, coast guard, a few officiaoffic there may be lawyers on board. they have to prove those damages. obviously their trip was interrupted, canceled. they didn't get what they wanted. carnival attempted to give them a full refund of everything they did and what they bought except for the gift shop and the casino and just yesterday they threw in an additional $500 and free cruise ship going ahead. they're trying to do what they can. remember that doing all that actually resulted in chartering 50, 60 buses, one of which broke down in new orleans. it was not a pleasant trip certainly even when they got to shore. >> it certainly added insult to injury with the bus breaking down, peter. do you think this affected the cruise industry? >> carnival took a hit last year with the "costa concordia." carnival is the largest cruise line in the world, 75 ship, many different brands. what you're going to see are serious discounts in the next two to three months. you know what? the cruise ship industry is in harnltly safe. nobody's died on the ship. if you
drivers in the district have the worst commute in the u.s. this is, of course, around the d.c. area. and researchers at texas and a&m university found people waste more time and money than anywhere else in the country. l.a. came in second followed by san fran, oakland, new york city, and boston. as a whole, the study found americans spent $5.5 billion additional dollars and wasted an average of $818 per person just sitting in traffic last year. >>> u.s. skier is being treated for a knee injury. she got in a severe crash today. it happened during the first day of the super g championship races in austria. the olympic gold medalist lost her balance after a jump, slid off the course, and crashed into a gate. she was air lifted to the hospital where she has been treated for torn knee ligaments. she will miss the rest of the season and the injury could affect her ability to compete in next year's winter olympics. that was bad. >> that's a bad fall. >> when i watch that -- >> you could hear that. >> when you watch those men and women, i don't know how they do it, but there you go. >>
all that romantic. it will be formally announced that american airlines parent is hooking up with u.s. airways group that would create the world's largest airline. american has been restructuring ushed bankruptcy -- under bankruptcy protection. creditors forced american to consider a merger rather than remain independent. under this all stock deal, american's creditors will actually wind up owning 72% of the combined airline and u.s. airways shareholders would get the rest. this tieup marries the third and fourth biggest carriers in the nation. some analysts are warning flyers could see fares rising across the industry in the future. >>> the u.s. lags behind many of its rivals when it comes to the minimum wayne. president obama is -- wage. president obama is proposing a hike to $9. that would still leave the lowest paid american workers way behind their counterparts in other developing countries. australia is actually tops with a minimum wage of nearly $17 an hour. next comes france, england and japan. but i'll tell you, not everybody thinks that raising the minimum wage is a good ide
justification for drone strikes against u.s. citizens found to be operatives of al qaeda. >> they're legal, ethical, and wise. >> quake in the south pacific. >> reports at least five people are dead in the solomon islands. >> governor jerry brown taking on rick perry. >> who would want to spend their summers in 110-degree heat. >> the president is proposing another stop gap measure to avert the deep spending cuts due to kick in next month. >> these reforms would reduce our government's bill. what's up, camera men? come on. they're breaking my flow all the time. >> lindsey vonn out the rest of the skiing season after a scary crash that tore her acl and mcl and broke a bone in her lower right lane. >> in south korea, a scary car accident caught on tape. both drivers managed to survive. >> all that -- >> kobe bryant with an attack. >> were your children ever raised by nannies? >> yes, did have some nannies, yes. >> when they came for the job interview, did they walk in and go great? >> her man the bicycle-riding dog. >> -- and all that matters -- >> i'm worried that he might have a heart atta
on sale in the u.s. next month. the q-10 smartphone with the keyboard, though, probably not going to get your hot little hands on that one in the u.s. till may or june. >>> the justice department says it has uncovered one of the largest credit card frauds of all time. 18 people were charged with creating fake identities to obtain tens of thousands of credit cards and stealing more than $200 million. it's a lot of money. f.b.i. says the credit card scam spanned 38 states, eight countries. the money was used to finance lavish lifestyles. >> i want a lav wyche -- lavish lifestyle but i want it legally. >> there you go and that's why you're in the news business. >> if they only put that ingenuity to something good. >> like counterter arrival or -- counterterrorism or something. thank you. >> you got it. >>> some parents really want to make their kids' sports a lot safer so they're coming to capitol hill to talk about it. >> every d.c. driver knows all about the pain and stress of traffic unless you work the early, early shift. but did you know all that time behind the wheel is costing you mo
longer than they may have the strength to do what is the most grueling jobs in the world. >> reporter: "u.s.a. today" reporter kathy grossman says with the pope stepping down at the end of the month, itself college of cardinals -- the college of cardinals is already lining up possible successors. the church will now be looking for a new pope with perhaps a combination of qualities it likes in the last two. >> they'll be looking for someone who would have some of the wisdom of pope benedict and some of the charisma of pope john paul ii. >> reporter: er pope will need to -- the pope will need to cope with increasing scandals. the pope may be from somewhere else. >> the church is exploding in growth, particularly in particular came. and -- in africa. certainly about half of the world's catholic are in america. i think there are strong candidates from those two continents and asia as well. >> reporter: the list also contains three italians and a canadian. as for front runners as of now, reports there are none. just a lot of men to choose from but not a lot of time in which to do it. the church
, this is a real challenge for them. this man was trained by the l.a.p.d. >> reporter: and by the u.s. military. and not just trained. i mean, he has certifications in intelligence, counter-intelligence. that'slet trade craft for being a spy for someone who wants to fly under the radar or disappear or change their identity. he has been trained in heavy weapons. he has been deployed in war zones. he has been trained in urban warfare tactics and after that going through the l.a.p.d. academy he was certainly trained in all the tactics training and procedure of the l.a.p.d., so he knows how they work, too. it makes him formidable. >> pelley: how do they go after him, then. >> reporter: this is a very interesting case. essentially he turned their role inside out. he has taken the hunters and made them part of the hunted. there are special assets, some of which used to come under my command like the special investigations section, and these are guys who are highly trained surveillance experts. they can disappear into a neighborhood, but they're also heavily armed trained marksmen and very tactically
will find a home at the u.s. capitol. congress approved a resolution to move the douglas statue to statuary hall. it will be dedicated in february for black history month. >>> it is just about 4:35. 37 degrees as you're waking up here in northwest. wintry weather is expected, at least to the areas north and west of the city. howard is back in two minutes to tell you what you can expect. >> more americans have begun to add gas into their family's monthly budget. >> mini seems to be the trend when it comes to fast food. >> wusa9 is back in two minutes when it comes to >>> welcome back. 4:37. your weather first. a chilly morning out there. 20s and 30s to start. we are going to see partly to mostly cloudy but milder day today. low 40s up north. we'll top 50 places like fredricksburg and culpeper. we'll be in the mid-40s with a few flurries possible tonight. back in a few minutes with the full seven-day forecast. right now tomb tap has time -- right now monika samtani has timesaver traffic. >>> no issues right now. all lanes open between the beltway and here at poet toe macriver and -- potomac r
fearing they'll be easy targets. as for dorner, he says he's not fearing death. >>> well, the u.s. military is making changes following its response to the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta was grilled during the attack on capitol hill yesterday. panetta was pressed about the president's involvement. he said he learned about the assault while meeting with mr. obama. mr. obama told him to deploy forces as quickly as possible, but panetta did not speak to the president after that. >> the event was over before -- >> it lasted almost eight hours and my question to you is during that eight-hour period, did the president slow any curiosity about how's this is going, what kind of assets are helping these people? did he ever make that phone cal? >> look. there's no question in my mine the president of the united states was concerned about american lives. >> well, with all due respect i don't believe that's a credible statement if he never called and ask ued you are we helping these people, what's happening to them. >> reporter: panetta also sa
on hope at u.s. immigration and customs enforcement today. with more on that release of illegal immigrants, we turn now to elaine quijano. elaine? >> reporter: scott, the jail behind me is one of the facilities were a number of detainees are believed to have been released. an immigration official describes the detainees as noncriminals. homeland security secretary janet napolitano suggested yesterday that drastic action might be necessary. >> all i can say is, you know, look, we're doing our very best to minimize the impacts of sequester, but there's only so much i can do. i'm supposed to have 34,000 detention beds for immigration. how do i pay for those? >> reporter: a statement, a spokesman for u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement said: one immigration advocate tells cbs news he knows of at least 12 states where detainees have been released. u.s. immigration and customs enforcement declined to comment on specifics. and, scott, illegal immigrants on supervised release can be required to wear electronic tracking devices or regularly call immigration officials or visit their offices. >
, but not the u.s. ikea says the meatballs in the states are safe. the company issued the recall after authorities in the czech republic found horse dna in packs of frozen meatballs that were labeled beef and pork. anne marie? >> thank you very much, ashley morrison here in new york. >>> straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. >>> and in sports, the new england patriots get themselves a deal signing tom brady to a contract extension that pays him half of what some of the top quarterbacks make. ( birds chirping ) exceptionally smooth with a harmonious blend of flavor and aroma. green mountain coffee for your keurig brewer. brew a better day. just begin with america's favorite soups. bring out chicken broccoli alfredo. or best-ever meatloaf. go to campbellskitchen.com for recipes, plus a valuable coupon. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, partly cloudy, 46 the high. miami, expect thunderstorms. snow in chicago, 38 the high. dallas, mostly sunny, 56. los angeles, 72. >>> time for a check of the national f
bowl security from former fbi insider john miller. >>> breaking news. a suicide bomber targets the u.s. embassy in turkey. >>> beyonce answers her critics with a song. >>> plus eli manning and the parents of both super bowl coaches here in super bowl park. >>> but we begin this morning opener," your world in 90 seconds. >>> it's a big effort to make sure the game is as safe as it can be. >> new orleans goes into lockdown ahead of super bowl xlvii. >>> new orleans has added more agents and 200 troopers and coast guard ships will be on the lower mississippi river. >> can i get in there with a gun? >> no. >> can i get in there with a bomb? >> no. >> the plane made an emergency landing in portland. >> he is sitting in the seat and he's very aware. last i heard he was on oxygen. >>> in alabama, the hostage standoff is entering its fourth day. the gunman and the 5-year-old boy he kidnapped remain in an underground bunker. >> why this shooter won't release this young boy is hard for me to understand. >>> new york has lost an icon, three-term mayor ed koch from 1978 until 1989. >>> i did not f
and put the u.s. back into a second recession. obviously we don't like to hear that here in washington because we've got three-quarters of the economy depending on the federal government with subcontractors and the like. >> all right, jess. >> what do we have in the next half hour? >> a beer battle is brewing, if you will. it's going to have a big impact on a bunch of local breweries. we've seen the craft brew scene in the washington area exploding. this has a big area of significance for them. so we'll talk about it. >> cheers. >>> police release more details about what they found at the scene of that alabama child hostage standoff. the story is coming up. >> it's pretty scary, too. plus, the white house confirms the president will be making a major overseas trip. he'll do that next month. >> ahead in sports, the wizards pull themselves out of last place but now washington has another pro team that's the worst in their league. we'll be right back at a:08. >>> just about 5:10 on this wednesday morning. we have a good day now. it's going to be sunny today. maybe breezy at times so the s
tonight. >>> today is the first of three days of u.s. and south korea and military exercises off the korean peninsula. the maneuvers were planned before north korea reignited tensions in that part of the world by planning a third atomic test, but south korean military officials say the training which involves an american nuclear sub could still send a warning to pyongyang. >>> coming up at 7:00 on 9 news a recent national tragedy could be making its way to the small screen. i'll tell you the details and location at 7:00. >>> still ahead the fcc is trying to make free wi-fi available to everyone. right after the break we'll tell you who is working overtime to make sure that doesn't happen. >> then which companies got to the end zone and which ones fell short when it comes to super bowl commercials? announcer: cbs tonight-- hawaii is going... (screaming) what kind of man kills a... ...cop in cold blood? re-creating a fan-favorite episode... hey! ...from the original hawaii five-o. you think he's going to kill again? the question is: how many people are on the list? with guest star
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